Year 5

Mr Parker

Welcome to Year 5!

I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday filled with lots of fun and fond memories to look back on. I am excited to get going with the new academic year and I hope you are too. I have lots planned and can’t wait to get going with the learning.

PE Sessions will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school at the start of each half term.

Spellings will be given out on Thursdays and will be tested the following Thursday. I will also upload them to this page. The common exception words (below) are the spellings that your child is expected to know by the end of the year.

Reading Please try to read for at least 10 minutes daily with your child. I would like to see your child’s reading record every Thursday, and books can be changed when required.

I would also like your child to continue the fantastic effort they showed to developing their understanding of timetables by committing at least 10 minutes daily on TTRockstars.

Homework will be sent out on Fridays which will involve three short activities focused on handwriting, Maths and spelling punctuation and grammar (SPaG). I would like the three activity to be completed and returned the following Friday ready to be marked. Alongside, the homework takeaway will be sent out at the beginning of the autumn term for any further homework tasks.

Please come back to our class page regularly for updates about your child’s learning and if you need to contact me, please press the button on the right and start your message FAO Mr. Parker. Alternatively, contact the office and leave a message. I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

What are we learning?

In English…

In English, we will be reading a fantastic story by Ross Mackenzie ‘The Nowhere Emporium’. We will be continuing to develop our writing skills which the children made such fantastic progress during year 4. For the first half term, we will be writing a narrative story linking to ‘The Nowhere Emporium’.

In Maths…

In Maths, we will be focusing our attention on working with number up to 1000000 (place value). We will be then moving on to the four operations starting with addition and subtraction followed by multiplication and division.

In Science…

Our unit is Science, is ‘Living Things and their Habitat’s’. The children will be learning about the life cycles and reproduction. After the autumn half term, our Science topic will change to ‘Changing Materials’. This will give the children a chance to continue their learning from year 4 with a focus on ‘solids, liquids and gases’.


In RE…

In RE, we will be looking at the role and significance of women in the Bible and God’s big story. We will be reflecting on the actions of these women and considering what we can learn from their stories. We will learn about the story of  Esther and the Jewish festival of Purim.

In Topic…

In topic, our primary focus is History. We will explore World War 1 and local hero’s from that time. The children will have the chance to explore how World War 1 played out and how this tragic period in time changed the lives of many.

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